Digital Art Basics
General articles about digital art and design, professional organizations and your professional image as a digital artist.
* Article Index - Digital Art Basics
Articles, tutorials and projects covering the digital art basics categorized by subject.
Digital Art - Painting with Pixels and Resolution
When creating digital art for any type of web or mobile project, you will be working with pixels. Most of the time, we don’t even think about the pixels that we are painting on the screen in our graphics software. But just what is a pixel.
Digital Painting In Real Time
In the past there has been a separation between the computer artist and the traditional artist due to the fact that creating art on the computer was so very different from creating art with traditional "real life" media. However more traditional artists are beginning to expand their
Fractal Art and Artists
Fractal art is truly a composition of color, visual textures, shading and illumination. Fractal artists produce their artwork for both traditional and non-traditional uses.
How To Make Your Own Icons
Icons are those little graphics that we click on to make something happen such as starting a program or opening a folder on your computer. You probably have some of these icons on your computer desktop. But did you know that you can create your own icons.
When you start a new image in a graphics program, you are asked to choose a resolution for your image. The resolution is the number of pixels (colored dots) that make up one inch. The number of pixels per inch (ppi) that you will use depends on the type of project you are working on.
Moving Graphics from Illustrator to Photoshop
Many artists like to create artwork as vector art in Illustrator and then move into Photoshop to add special effects or for other reasons. When you move from Illustrator to Photoshop you have several options.
NAIA - National Association of Independent Artists
The National Association of Independent Artists is a non-profit, volunteer supported organization that has been helping artists for almost a decade. The purpose of NAIA is to work as an advocate for artists/crafters who exhibit their work at outdoor or indoor art and craft shows.
National Association of Photoshop Professionals - NAPP
Just as Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard in graphic software, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) is the membership organization for Photoshop users. Membership in NAPP is open to everyone from those new to Adobe Photoshop to expert users.
pcCrafter and pcHugClub
When the Internet first started, it was designed to be a text only medium. The idea of images on the web wasn´t even considered. But now, only a few years later, graphics have become an important part of the web. Not only are web designers using images on their web pages, but there are websites
Professional Printer Resolution and Color Mode
Knowing how to communicate with the printer and follow his instructions will help a lot during the planning of your project and preparing the final image for the printer. Two important considerations are image resolution and color mode.
Protecting Your Images With A Digital Watermark
This past week a reader asked for advice about how to prevent people from stealing his web images of the comic books he is selling on eBay. Unfortunately, I had to tell him that prevention is almost impossible but there are a few steps he could take that might deter those readers with a conscience.
The Museum of Computer Art - MOCA
The Museum of Computer Art (MOCA) is an online museum where you can find examples of many types of computer art. Don Archer and Bob Dodson co-founded MOCA in 1994. Since then the museum's collection has grown. At MOCA you will find several online exhibits featuring samples of the best art
Using Color Models In Digital Art And Creativity Software
A color model is a method of describing color and there are five color models used in graphic software such as Adobe(R) Illustrator(R). Which one you use depends on your project.
Vintage Postcard Art
One of my favorite resources for inspiration is vintage postcards, especially Christmas and Halloween postcards. Studying these small pieces of art can help you to develop your own artistic style.
What Is Digital Art and Design Software
A better title for this article might be “What Is Digital Art and Design To You”. One of the most challenging aspects of digital art and design is the wide scope of talent, interests, and creativity.
Your Professional Image - Artist's Digital Portfolio Digital Art and Design Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Digital Art and Design Site Map
You are an artist, so why not have a digital portfolio. It is easy to make, no printing costs, and it can be emailed to potential publishers and art galleries. Also more publishers and art galleries are accepting digital versions of your artwork instead of the more traditional slides. You can also
Think your link belongs here? Use the contact page to let this editor know.